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    Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion (Hardback)(Dutch; Flemish / English) By (author) Emmanuelle Dirix

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    DescriptionThe changing status of knitwear in high fashion is a fascinating history in which the threads of socio-cultural revolutions and fashion design are closley knit together. By unravelling its ups and downs, in different places and eras, this book starts to shed a light on the origins of our current perspective on knitwear. Due to knitwear's associations with hobby culture, femininity and crafts, it is too often overlooked that it can also be something highly fashionable, experimental and a daring choice for fashion designers. Knitwear's contemporary comeback is in fact a vogue for something that never really disappeared. Body hugging cling, jersey sportswear, raw knits, sculptural volumes, lace-like body nets...the possibilities of knitting make it an endless source of inspiration for fashion designers. This book starts to tug at the yarn of knitwear's hidden history, investigating different production methods, social histories and the aesthetic (r)evolutions of knitwear in fashion. With topics ranging from grandad chic to utilitarian jumpers, from fashionable stockings to 3D knits, the everlasting appeal of twinsets and the formless in fashion...this book takes a closer look at something we all own but that is often simply taken for granted: knitwear. Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Fashion Museum in Antwerp.

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    Knitwear in Fashion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emmanuelle Dirix
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 925 g
    Dutch; Flemish
    ISBN 13: 9789020995992
    ISBN 10: 9020995995

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    LC classification: TT
    DC22: 646.3
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    BIC subject category V2: AKT
    DC22: 746.92
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000
    Abridged Dewey: 746
    B&T Approval Code: A97602400, A97602742
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
    Thema V1.0: AKT
    Illustrations note
    200 colour
    Editions Lannoo sa
    Imprint name
    Editions Lannoo sa
    Publication date
    01 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Emmanuelle Dirix works at the Winchester College and teaches costume history at the fashion department of the Antwerp Academy.
    Table of contents
    Unravel: Knitwear in Fashion - Kaat Debo; Unrivalled: Knitwear in Fashion - Hilary Alexander; Drop One, Pick Up Two, Drop One - Emanuelle Dirix; Knitting for Victory - Jane Tynan; Knitwear in Italian High Fashion - Maria Luisa Frisa & Elda Danese; Highly Creative Italian Knitwear - Feberico Poletti; The Void in Knitting - Jonathan Faiers; Between Luxury Trade and Mass Production - Frieda Sorber; Young, Hot and Knitting - Karen Van Godtsenhoven; Twinset and Match - Lydia Kamitsis; Fashionable and Historic Hosiery - Wim Mertens; Dressing Like Grandad - Joanne Turney.